Armie Hammer Rejects Superhero Roles After Times Being Attached To Green Lantern, Batman

By Shawn Rice

Despite having been mentioned as contenders for the role of Green Lantern to Shazam, Armie Hammer revealed that he is not seeking out any superhero role considering the current films. A decade ago, Hammer was going to play Batman in George Miller’s scrapped “Justice League” film, a version of the character whom Hammer says would have had trust issues and “been deranged”.

In 2013, Hammer took the lead role in the adaptation The Lone Ranger from Gore Verbinski, which failed to capture the public’s attention. Hammer spoke to Happy Sad Confused about all the rumors about superhero roles by saying that a superhero movie is not in his future right now:

“I’m trying to answer in a way that’s not going to get me into trouble. Alright, f–k it, might as well go for it. I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, f–k, I wish I was in that.

If a great director came around and said ‘I have this idea’… but at the end of the day, no one’s asked and I’m not going out of my way to do it.

For me there’s not like a huge rush. Would I love to own a huge house? Yes, for sure. But at the end of the day I’m more interested now in my artistic credibility.”

While many would love to see his take on any number of characters, Hammer’s interests currently are to pursue passion projects as opposed to massive productions with astronomical budgets. Fans can certainly expect plenty more Hammer in the near future with the sci-fi fantasy “Sorry to Bother You,” the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex,” the true story thriller “Hotel Mumbai” and Ben Wheatley’s creature feature “Freak Shift” on the way.

“Call Me by Your Name,” the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).

Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.

Would you have liked to have seen Hammer tackle any superhero? What did you think of Hammer’s comments regarding superhero films? Let us know in the comments section.

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